It is vital to know some things before taking Cialis. Read this information about the drug carefully and ask your doctor if you have any questions about Cialis.
Do not take Cialis if you are allergic to tadalafil, or to any of the drug's component.
Do not take Cialis if you use a nitrate drug for chest pain treatment or for heart problems. These medicines include: nitroglycerin (Nitrostat, Nitrolingual, Nitro-Dur, Nitro-Bid, Minitran, Deponit, Transderm-Nitro), isosorbide dinitrate (Dilatrate-SR, Isordil, Sorbitrate), and isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket), or amyl nitrate or nitrite. Nitrate drugs with Cialis can cause a decrease in blood pressure, which can result in fainting, stroke, or heart attack.
While taking this drug, be attentive to any changes in your health condition such as: dizziness during sexual activity, or pain, numbness, or tingling in your chest, arms, neck, or jaw. If you have these conditions you should stop and call your doctor immediately. You could experience a serious side effect of this drug.
Cialis should be taken once a day with 24 hours interval between doses to avoid overdose and possible side effects. In case you have prolonged (more than 4 hours) and painful erection, call your doctor immediately; prolonged erection (priapism) can damage the penis and result in impotence.
Cialis may lessen blood flow to the optic nerve of the eye, causing sudden vision loss. Especially vulnerable to this side effect are people with heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or certain pre-existing eye problems, and in those who smoke or are over 50 years old. However, it is not proved that Cialis causes vision loss. In case of sudden vision loss stop using the drug and get emergency medical help.
Cialis is indicated to treat mild, moderate and severe forms of ED in men. Cialis enhances the effect of nitric oxide (which is necessary for normal erection process) by inhibiting PDE5 in the corpus cavernosum of the penis.
This has a result in vasodilation, increased blood inflow into penis and makes possible natural erection upon sexual stimulation.
The drug is rapidly absorbed in blood with Tmax within 30 min to 6hours. Food has no influence on the rate and extent of tadalafil absorption.
The volume of distribution of the drug is approximately 63L. tadalafil is 94% protein bound.
Tadalafil is metabolized by CYP3a4 to a catechol metabolite and then to methylcatechol glucuronide. The drug is eliminated 17.5 hours after oral intake.
The drug is excreted mainly in the feces and in the urine.
The Facts on Cialis and AlcoholThere is a lot of conflicting information on Cialis and alcohol use. Many reports say that it is completely safe to consume alcohol with Cialis while others warn against consuming any alcohol at all. If you ask several doctors, you are also sure to get different results. So, how do you know what to trust about Cialis and alcohol?
Before tackling the Cialis-Alcohol debate, we should look into alcohol and ED first. Often, alcohol can be a great love-lubricant. It helps break down your inhibitions and can make you feel comfortable enough get the romance going. For men going out on a first date with a lady, drinking a glass of wine can make a huge difference to how comfortable you feel during the evening!
While alcohol does have these inhibition-lowering benefits, it is really important to note that these benefits only come when you consume alcohol in moderation. If you drink too much alcohol, you can really ruin a romantic night with rude comments or disorderly actions. Without alcohol destroying your inhibitions, you would have the sense not to speak/act in these ways. Also, alcohol can be linked to erectile dysfunction. Alcohol can significantly lower your blood pressure and also put stress on your body functions. This makes it difficult to get an erection. If you already have ED problems, then alcohol can turn mild ED into pure impotence.
If you combine a small amount of alcohol with Cialis, you probably won't experience any adverse reaction. However, alcohol can enhance some of the possible side effects of Cialis. You may normally get a bit dizzy or have blurry vision from Cialis but, with alcohol, these side effects could become severe enough to inhibit your sexual performance. If you drink too much alcohol, you may even pass out. That is because both alcohol and Cialis dilate the blood vessels and cause low blood pressure. It is going be very difficult to reap the benefits of Cialis when you are passed out!
The Facts on Cialis and Alcohol
Not many pharmacists mention this, but you should really be drinking extra amounts of water while taking Cialis. This will help you avoid getting a headache from the medicine. Adequate hydration is also important for any sort of physical activity, including sex. Alcohol causes the body to become dehydrated and can make you get headaches or impair your sexual performance.
There is not set guideline as to whether you can or can't drink alcohol with Cialis. Since everyone reacts to the medicine differently, we advise this recommendation: the first time you take Cialis or any ED pill, you should NOT drink any alcohol. If you do not have any side effects from the medicine, then it will probably be okay to have a glass or two of alcohol the next time you take Cialis. If you have some unusual side effects from Cialis or your liver function is already compromised, then you should avoid all alcohol with Cialis.